The Fifth Element – 4/1 (Netflix)
The Fifth Element is a classic sci-fi adventure and if you thought we’d miss an opportunity to post a still of Chris Tucker in one of his most iconic roles, well, think again.
Blade – 4/1 (Amazon)
Many forget that Marvel’s first successful commercial film was Wesley Snipe’s Blade, which catapulted the actor into a lane all his own. In April, watch Snipes kick some vampire ass in the Marvel movie that started it all.
Blade II – 4/1 (Amazon)
Wesley Snipes returns in Blade II to face off against a new enemy, Reinhardt (Ron Pearlman, a member of the Bloodpack with a grudge against Blade). Of course—SPOILER ALERT—Reinhardt meets a pretty nasty end.
Blade: Trinity – 4/1 (Amazon)
The final film in the Blade trilogy, Blade: Trinity sees our hero facing off against an enemy that’s as cunning and strong as he is. And, while Trinity gives us a satisfying ending to the trilogy, Wesley Snipes has hinted that he’d be open to picking up the role again.
Beverly Hills Cop II – 4/1 (Amazon)
Eddie Murphy returns as detective Axel Foley in this 1987 sequel to Beverly Hills Cop, this time focusing on a gang of robbers who love to leave behind monogrammed envelopes with alphabetical sequences.
House Party – 4/4 (UMC)
Urban Movie Channel (UMC) has a few things up their sleeves this month, kicking off April with House Party, which will arrive just in time for the weekend.
House Party 2 – 4/4 (UMC)
The party continues with House Party 2, a sequel that actually keeps up with the original.
House Party 3 – 4/4 (UMC)
And, UMC completes the trilogy with House Party 3, which features a fun cameo from TLC.
Wrestle – 4/9 (Kanopy)
This coming-of-age documentary follows four high school wrestlers at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a school on Alabama’s list of failing schools, as they strive to reach the championships while dealing with issues off the mat.
Tyrel – 4/11 (Hulu)
Hulu is adding Tyrel, the Jason Mitchell-led drama, to its lineup in April. The film follows Tyler (Mitchell), the sole Black man on a weekend trip to the Catskills, as his world turns upside down when a weekend of drunken debauchery turns into a nightmare.
Someone Great – 4/19 (Netflix)
DeWanda Wise stars alongside Lakeith Stanfield, Gina Rodriguez, and Brittany Snow in this comedy about a woman (Rodriguez) who turns to her best friends for one last adventure in New York City before she moves across the country.
Grass Is Greener – 4/20 (Netflix)
As cannabis continues to be a hot issue, this upcoming doc explores America’s messy history with the controversial plant. Taking a look at everything from its role in pop culture to the war on drugs, Grass Is Greener will take viewers for rocky, informative ride.
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads – 4/26 (Netflix)
ReMastered returns with a new episode next month, this time telling the story of Robert Johnson, one of music’s most influential blues guitarists, exploring his life, music, and rumors that he made a pact with the Devil.